Reel du journalier

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X:1 T:Reel du journalier T:Laborer's Reel [2] L:1/8 M:6/8 D: Victor 263657 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard - Reel du journalier (1929) F:http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/gramophone-bin/Main/ItemDisplay?l=0&l_ef_l=-1&id=949530.160019&v=1&lvl=1&coll=24&rt=1&itm=31392398&rsn=S_WWWmhagMgHvQ&all=1&dt=AW+%7Cjournalier%7C&spi=-&rp=1&v=1 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D d2d def|ABA AFD|[D2d2]d def|{a}ged eag| d2d def|ABA AFD|GBG FAF|ABc d2A| Add def|ABA AFD|[D2d2]d def|{a}ged eag| d2d def|ABA AFD|GBG FAF|ABc d2A|| |:Add dfa|agf {a}gec|Ace g2g|gba {b}afd| A2d dfa|agf {a}gec|[M:9/8]eag fdd d2B:|[M:6/8]



REEL DU JOURNALIER (The Laborer). Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). Canada, Quebec. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A tune of unknown origin from the playing of Montreal fiddler Jospeh Allard (1873-1947), who recorded it for Victor in 1929. Another Montreal fiddler, J.O. LaMadeliene, a contemporary of Allard's, recorded a nearly identical version ten years later for Starr Records. Jean Duval notes that French-speaking individuals appeared in directory and census documents of the 1920's and 1930's as having the occupation journalier, meaning one who works with their hands [1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 39, p. 20.

Recorded sources: - Starr Records 16303 (78 RPM), J.O. LaMadeleine (1940. Recorded Dec., 1939). Victor 263657 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1929)

See also listing at:
Hear Jospeh Allard's 1929 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]
Hear J.O. LaMadeleine's 1940 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [2]



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  1. Duval, 'La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947, 2018, p. 71.